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Walker with suspected stroke.

July 10, 2022

July 8, 2022 20:05

At 20:05hrs on Friday 8th July Cumbria Constabulary requested Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to assist a 69 year old male who had been walking with his colleagues in the Dovedale area. The man was unsteady on his feet and unable to finish his walk after he began to feel unwell a few hours earlier in the day.  

The team located the group who were on the path leading from the top of Low Wood heading towards Hartsop Above How. After being treated by team doctors the man was carried off the hill by stretcher to a team Landrover and conveyed back to Patterdale Base.  The man was then transported by North West Ambulance to Carlisle hospital for further treatment after it was suspected he had suffered a stroke earlier in the day.

16 team members attended the incident which took just over two hours to complete.